ST PAUL, Minn. — As a mask mandate goes into place across Minnesota, the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce is handing out free masks to businesses across Ramsey County.
DEED Commissioner Steve Grove announced that his department and the Department of Administration are working with chambers of commerce across the state to supply businesses with masks.
Any business located in Ramsey County is welcome to pick up a box of 50 disposable masks. The business does not need to be a member of the chamber to receive masks.
Due to the high demand for masks, several locations previously offering masks to businesses have closed or altered their hours.
The St. Paul RiverCentre will have masks available for pick up at the Kellogg lobby on Wednesday, July 29 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Businesses can drive up to valet parking on Kellogg Boulevard; volunteers will be ready to provide masks.
The Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce has masks available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact Staci Christensen by email, or by phone at 651-265-2775.
The drive-up location in Roseville has closed.
Questions can be addressed to Pat Trudgeon, Roseville City Manager, at 651-792-7021.
The drive-up location at the Maplewood Mall has closed.
Questions can be addressed to Maplewood Fire Chief Steve Lukin at 651-775-7316.
NORTH RAMSEY COUNTY
The White Bear Area Chamber (representing the cities of White Bear Lake, Vadnais Heights, Maplewood, North St. Paul, Mahtomedi, White Bear Township, Hugo, Dellwood, North Oaks, Gem Lake, Willernie, Birchwood) has masks availble by appointment only.
The chamber office address is 4751 Highway 61, White Bear Lake. For safety reasons, they are asking for businesses to schedule pickup times. Appointments can be requested through their website.
All locations will start distribution on Monday and continue into Tuesday and Wednesday or until the available supply of masks runs out.
Plans for other counties all over the state are in progress as well.
More information about masks for businesses can be found here.